Shia LaBeouf quotes

Born
June 11, 1986, Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Occupation
Actor.

Shia LaBeouf is an American actor.

I go to sleep at night, and I feel like I just dreamed the whole day.
– Shia LaBeouf
I want my audience to know me for my work, not because of who I’m dating or what drugs I’m on or what club I went to.
– Shia LaBeouf
No, I was an unknown when I walked in that room. He didn’t know who I was from a fly on the wall.
– Shia LaBeouf
I’m not a strikingly handsome guy, but I’m in movies.
– Shia LaBeouf
My family’s lineage is five generations of artists who never made it.
– Shia LaBeouf
Talent is to actors what luck is to card players. Its not really anything; its just a fictitious word that people have created and labeled things. Talent is like, you know, I never really believed in talent, I believed in drive and determination and preparation, but talent is sort of like luck.
– Shia LaBeouf
Adversity has a way of introducing a man to himself.
– Shia LaBeouf
My life is okay, my life is pretty good.
– Shia LaBeouf
I was the only white kid in my neighborhood for most of my youth even in high school, so reverse racism was just as apparent as racism.
– Shia LaBeouf
I didn’t jump onto anyone else’s coattail and ride their wave.
– Shia LaBeouf
But this is a little different. This is the adult acting. This is a different crowd. It’s more work and more good work. That’s it. People will have their opinion regardless.
– Shia LaBeouf
All of the things that have happened in my life have been self-propelled. I can’t blame anybody else or point a finger at anybody.
– Shia LaBeouf
I think there’s a form of honesty, because I used to be very honest with the press, and then it backfired on me, and I understood it.
– Shia LaBeouf
I think I’m prone to not being a good guy in relationships.
– Shia LaBeouf
I think envy motivates a lot of people.
– Shia LaBeouf
And I’m not a personality; otherwise I’d be coming out with an album, performing on MTV. All that stuff is possible and I can do that tomorrow. I just have no need.
– Shia LaBeouf
I was planning on going to Yale to theater school.
– Shia LaBeouf
I don’t have to live this lavish lifestyle.
– Shia LaBeouf
Sometimes I feel I’m living a meaningless life, and I get frightened.
– Shia LaBeouf
Literature is an easier way to study acting, because then you can take any kind of spin.
– Shia LaBeouf
I’d love to go to school and have a normal life, but I don’t see any professor at Yale being able to teach me more than Steven Spielberg.
– Shia LaBeouf
To be an actor, a true actor, you have to be brokenhearted.
– Shia LaBeouf
You can’t buy back your respect; you can’t buy back your career. You only get one, so I don’t want to mess that up.
– Shia LaBeouf
I drink protein shakes nonstop – three or four a day – and I run a lot, so you get rid of the bad carbs and keep the rest so you have the energy to make it through.
– Shia LaBeouf
We did this two-week boot camp before we filmed the movie. I got to know everybody in the group and we became friends. We got really tight throughout those two weeks.
– Shia LaBeouf
The big thing for actors is the level of commitment.
– Shia LaBeouf
Clubs are so lame. Nobody even dances at these clubs. They stand around and get drunk and they schmooze. There is no enjoyment factor.
– Shia LaBeouf
Now my dad is with me, traveling with me and a big part of this whole thing is I like to mix it up a little bit, you know. Who gets to take their father on a private jet across the country and stay in first class hotels? So we’re enjoying it, but I’d stop if it’s not possible.
– Shia LaBeouf
I hated golf when we first started, but a big part of the training process was falling in love with this sport, so I went on tour with the UCLA Team.
– Shia LaBeouf
Respected, I almost want to be revered, that’s what I’m chasing.
– Shia LaBeouf
You can prepare all you want, but if you never roll the dice you’ll never be successful.
– Shia LaBeouf
A relationship to me is never about the romance.
– Shia LaBeouf
It’s really easy to fall for someone on-set, but in the end you know, it’s a representative and it’s not really them.
– Shia LaBeouf
I got accepted at Yale but never went.
– Shia LaBeouf
I’m a video game fan, and I always thought it would be cool to be able to control a character.
– Shia LaBeouf
You never really meet a human being until you live with them or know them for awhile, so this is my clown and they understand that and so these interviews don’t bother them.
– Shia LaBeouf
My neighborhood was rough, but I live a great life now. I don’t fight that much now. I don’t look for it anyway, but if someone hits your mother, whether you’re a star, an accountant, or an astronaut or anything… I mean it’s your mother, so I lost my mind.
– Shia LaBeouf